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Medical Law and Ethics

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-09-12
  • Publisher: PEARSO
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For courses in medical law or ethics in programs for nurses, medical assistants, and other allied health care professionals.

A plain-language guide to the law and ethics of healthcare
Medical Law and Ethics examines the essentials of pertinent laws and the ethical demands of healthcare professions. Clear and readable, the text helps students identify the ethical norms they will adhere to in their chosen field. Real legal cases and stimulating exercises challenge learners to envision their responses to legal and ethical dilemmas in healthcare today. The 6th edition covers issues of increasing concern in hospitals and medical offices, including the opioid crisis in the US, electronic recordkeeping, and the needs of elderly and handicapped populations.

Also available with MyLab Health Professions
By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. Developed for allied health students and instructors, MyLab Health Professions supports students’ mastery and application of the skills they’ll need for a successful career in health care.

You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Health Professions does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Health Professions, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Author Biography

Bonnie F. Fremgen, PhD, is a former associate dean of the Allied Health Program of Robert Morris College in Chicago and was vice president of a hospital in suburban Chicago. She has taught medical law and ethics courses as well as clinical and administrative topics, and has broad interests and experiences in the healthcare field, including hospitals, nursing homes, and physicians’ offices. Dr. Fremgen has also served as director of continuing medical education at three Chicago area hospitals. She has two patents on a unique circulation-assisting wheelchair.

Dr. Fremgen holds a nursing degree as well as a master’s degree in healthcare administration. She received her PhD from the College of Education at the University of Illinois and has performed postdoctoral studies in medical law at Loyola University Law School in Chicago. Dr. Fremgen has taught ethics at the University of Detroit in Michigan; University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where she also served as co-director of the Center for Ethics in the Mendoza College of Business; and Saint Xavier University in Chicago, where she also served as interim dean of the Graham School of Business.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics

2. The Legal System
3. Essentials of the Legal System for Health Care Professionals
4. Working in Today’s Health Care Market

5. The Physician—Patient Relationship
6. Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice
7. Public Duties of the Health Care Professional
8. Workplace Law and Ethics
9. The Medical Record
10. Patient Confidentiality and HIPAA

11. Ethical and Bioethical Issues in Medicine
12. Ethical Issues Relating to Life
13. Death and Dying
14. Trends in Health Care

A. Codes of Ethics
B. Case Citations

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